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The Boston Globe Newspaper’s Travel Show heats up a Chilly Weekend

giveaway-banner-azoresGive away twenty-four vacations and promise untold discounts to vacation hungry and they will come, and they did come.  The winter season provides the inspiration to the masses and the purveyors of varieties of travel near and far produce.  The anchor vendors to the 2014 Boston Globe Travel Show on February 7th, 8th, and 9th on the harbor front bring the warmth of the Caribbean, Europe offbeat retreats, Asia and the Pacific, while New England regions champion the cultures of food, the sea and mountains and day trips away to inns.

The hunger for taste and drink sets the stage.

07_NSTourism_010924Nova Scotia, Canada may be imposing in the dead of  winter but the heart and humor of the province comes through in the culinary specialties of the near neighbor. The taste of the sea and the wealth of the vines combine to give the attendees flavors that excite. Chef Jason Lynch of Le Caveau Restaurant and sommelier Amy Savoury of Tidal Bay Wines take you on a culinary journey featuring Nova Scotia scallops and wine.  Nova Scotia is now recognized as a culinary tourism destination and the trade has stepped up to provide. Local cheddar cheese, seafood and white wine round out the preparations with samples for the many throngs eager to partake.photo4

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Pan seared Atlantic sea scallops served over a wild beet puree, beure blanc sauce and a hint of creme. The  wine was white and crisp.

Your coupon may just be the ticket.

Area 2 bustles with dozens of Travel Booths dedicated to the warmth of the Caribbean Sea.  Salsa  music lilts  in the aisles and the Dominican Republic triple booth has swarms with activity.  Winning drawing gifts of bottles of Brugal Rum and on-site hand-rolled cigars, as well as island vacations under palm trees is good reason for the buzz.  Attendees sign up at the many terminals and the business is brisk.

The Boston Globe Travel Show offered a  successful season to present the best of values and creative ideas for winter weary vacationers.

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Sunkist2 Island Traveler

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

Boston Area Shriners Childrens’ Burns Hospital Clowns

They are the best color that brings a smile to the childrens’ faces when they visit the Hospitals.
 
They’re my favorite.
 
Shriner Clowns visit the Mass. Grand Lodge Open House for a little Color.

Shriner Clowns visit the Mass. Grand Lodge Open House for a little Color.

 

 

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Sunkist2 Island Traveler

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Phoneography Challenge: Future-Tense

Boston Holocaust Memorial, glass towers of memory, Black Granite Walls/ Steam Vapor Rising

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Each small pebble placed on the wall represents a future prayer for a lost soul.

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iPhone 5  taken for todays Phoneography Challenge

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Sunkist2 Island Traveler

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Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood

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The Old Hood, and the same old Winter scene, Time for a Change: Spring 2013?

Beantown ( Boston), Mass, USA, My Backbay Neighborhood, off Marlborough Street after our additional unwanted storm.

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Home

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Overlooking the Rose Kennedy Greenway of Boston, as anything but green, at the finale of the Blizzard of 2013. All are shot from the several windows of “Home” above the scene below.

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The New England Aquarium and surrounding walkway take the surge of the sea at the highest tides.

The New England Aquarium and surrounding walkway take the surge of the sea at the highest tides.

The docks give way to the force of the blizzard.

The docks give way to the force of the blizzard.

Boston will dig out of this fifth highest record storm, as I remain at "Home"!

Boston will dig out of this fifth highest record storm, as I remain at “Home”!

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Illumination

Boston Skyline and Customs House Tower as front moves in 11:00PM

Boston Skyline and Customs House Tower as front moves in 11:00PM

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Direct hit!

Direct hit!

Waiting for the next hit...Mother Nature speaks.

Waiting for the next hit…Mother Nature speaks.

Cannon 750 on tripod, Before the rain, I could smell the O2 Ozone, taken off my Harbor Deck… Love it. ~Ron

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Surprise

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Say it Ain’t So!  A flagship store, Filene’s Department Store, was completed in 1912 in Boston’s DownTown Crossing. Now Defunct!

Filene’s opened its famous “Automatic Bargain Basement” in 1912: Filene’s Basement was born, Drawing Price Bargain Hunters for the greatest markdowns.  It’s all gone now!  ~ Ron

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